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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by CSM:
I keep hearing that Omega isn't what it once was,


What are you hearing?

I still have an Omega and it is a fine watch.


Have a couple of friends that have purchased Omegas recently, and both have had a lot of problems with their watches. Also, a watchmaker friend says that the quality has gone downhill recently. 3 random opinions, but I generally respect all 3 when it comes to watches, so it's been giving me pause, even though I'm pretty sure I'll bite the bullet come tax refund time.
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by CSM:
I keep hearing that Omega isn't what it once was,


What are you hearing?

I still have an Omega and it is a fine watch.


Have a couple of friends that have purchased Omegas recently, and both have had a lot of problems with their watches. Also, a watchmaker friend says that the quality has gone downhill recently. 3 random opinions, but I generally respect all 3 when it comes to watches, so it's been giving me pause, even though I'm pretty sure I'll bite the bullet come tax refund time.


Interesting. I'm trying to think. I guess mine is 10-15 years old.
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Originally posted by CSM:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by CSM:
I keep hearing that Omega isn't what it once was,


What are you hearing?

I still have an Omega and it is a fine watch.


Have a couple of friends that have purchased Omegas recently, and both have had a lot of problems with their watches. Also, a watchmaker friend says that the quality has gone downhill recently. 3 random opinions, but I generally respect all 3 when it comes to watches, so it's been giving me pause, even though I'm pretty sure I'll bite the bullet come tax refund time.


Tax refund? What's that?????? Razz
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by mangiare:


Tax refund? What's that?????? Razz


Someone that gives the government their money interest-free for a year before they get it back. Big Grin


Don't even get me started this year. I double paid my payroll taxes this year because I switched jobs (not of my own volition). Made an even larger interest-free loan to the komissars this year than usual. I don't really mind though since they're so responsible with my money and treat it like they earned it themselves.
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Anyone have any experience with Shinola? I have been looking for a fun weekend watch and I like some of their styles.

I'd love to help, but I've been reminded many times I don't know sh*t from shinola.

I don't know how one could by anything named Shinola unless it's a shoe polish--too much association with that saying.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Anyone have any experience with Shinola? I have been looking for a fun weekend watch and I like some of their styles.


Glenn, I have no experience. Looks like they are trying to pick up where Hamilton was both in style and being American made prior to 1984 when Swatch took Hamilton out.

Shinola are also all quartz movement so they will be very affordable.

Please post if you buy one.
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Originally posted by Vino's daddy:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Anyone have any experience with Shinola? I have been looking for a fun weekend watch and I like some of their styles.


I bought one about six months ago and have had no problems with the watch.


We might want to test the watch out a skosh more than six months before recommending. Wink
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Vino's daddy:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Anyone have any experience with Shinola? I have been looking for a fun weekend watch and I like some of their styles.


I bought one about six months ago and have had no problems with the watch.


We might want to test the watch out a skosh more than six months before recommending. Wink


I agree, but it's a little difficult on a brand that is a year or so old...
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Originally posted by Vino's daddy:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Vino's daddy:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Anyone have any experience with Shinola? I have been looking for a fun weekend watch and I like some of their styles.


I bought one about six months ago and have had no problems with the watch.


We might want to test the watch out a skosh more than six months before recommending. Wink


I agree, but it's a little difficult on a brand that is a year or so old...


I was just teasing you.

Welcome to the watch thread!
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Vino's daddy:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Vino's daddy:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Anyone have any experience with Shinola? I have been looking for a fun weekend watch and I like some of their styles.


I bought one about six months ago and have had no problems with the watch.


We might want to test the watch out a skosh more than six months before recommending. Wink


I agree, but it's a little difficult on a brand that is a year or so old...


I was just teasing you.

Welcome to the watch thread!


Thanks!!! Unfortunately a fair amount of the watches being discussed are currently out of my league. Smile
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The new JLC Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon is a pretty amazing watch and I think my favorite new one of the year. Automatic, tourbillon, minute repeater and 7.9mm thick. One of the gongs is actually the crystal back… Amazing watch. And such a deal at only $400k…


This is the watch I expect to see you wearing when we finally break bread together. Smile
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
The new JLC Master Ultra Thin Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon is a pretty amazing watch and I think my favorite new one of the year. Automatic, tourbillon, minute repeater and 7.9mm thick. One of the gongs is actually the crystal back… Amazing watch. And such a deal at only $400k…


This is the watch I expect to see you wearing when we finally break bread together. Smile


Big Grin I'll wear something nice on that festive day but you won't be seeing that one on my wrist! The list of things I could do with that kind of dough which I would enjoy more is longer than my arm!

The only watch I see myself buying in the future at this point is a PP 5164 or 5167. If days became really really good then maybe a PP3738 in white gold or a FP Journe Octa Reserve de Marche in platinum. but days would have to be really good...

That 518 and 520 are both really nice though!
Didn't know there was a watch thread here. I'll take a look back when I have more time.

I currently wear a Glashutte Original Panorama Date. Below is a picture. It's not my actual watch, but an identical model. I don't know who's wrist this must be, but it looks like a little kid. The watch actually looks fairly small on my wrist and I don't have big hands/wrists at all.

 http://glashutte.watchprosite....te_image.2233038.jpg 


Sorry, I don't know how to post a picture without a link. How do you post a picture directly into a post?

Anyway, here's my dream watch.

Lange Annual Calendar, which came out a few years ago.
 http://watchness24.com/wp-cont...alendar-Platinum.jpg 


The prices have gone up in recent years and is probably pushing $50K for a white gold version. They recently introduced a platinum version that goes for much more. I think it's absolutely beautiful.
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